As you can see, we have seen failures from all countries. As you can also see, there are many parts to be tested on each bag to be sure that you have a whole bag that works.
But AmeriGlobe has put critical controls into place to provide consistent and safe quality from anywhere on the globe.
Our efforts do not stop with simple reports. Our team reviews, in person, each plant and audits the management structure quarterly. These audits plus our lab testing combine to provide the consistent, dependable quality that you and your customers deserve.
How do you specify bags in a manner that provides consistency from one bag to another?
AmeriGlobe has found that simply naming a fabric weight or thickness does not guarantee consistent strength.
For example please look at Report 4. The 3 oz. fabric shows an initial strength of 453 pounds. Now look at Report 2 for the same fabric. It has the same weight as the fabric in Report 4 but you can see that the strength of the fabric when tested was 211 lbs for the same fabric! This is a variance of 215% when using the lower number as the base. The second fabric was 53.5% weaker than the same fabric from another supplier.
With variances like these, you can see that a better measure is needed. AmeriGlobe is in the process of changing all of its customer specifications to reflect fabric STRENGTH not fabric WEIGHT. Soon each piece of fabric will carry a color coded yarn that will identify the strength of the fabric. Any of our customers will be able to verify that each piece of an AmeriGlobe bag meets standardized performance goals.
By using strength and standardized performance goals instead of weight, we will be able to provide consistent performance from one supplier to the next.
If you have questions about how to improve your own bag safety, please contact AmeriGlobe at (866) 264-5623